Victim Said, 'Go Ahead And Shoot Me'
MILLERSBURG, Ind. -- A judge issued a 30-year sentence for a northern Indiana woman accused of shooting her bedridden husband to death after he said "go ahead and shoot me" during an argument.
Nancy Baker, 67, of Millersburg said Thursday that she was sorry for shooting Bernard Baker Oct. 21, 2001. She also said she missed him, but that she had lived with fear of her husband of 46 years.
At her plea hearing last month, Baker said tension between the couple had been escalating and that she brought a shotgun into the room as they argued.
Baker said she pulled the trigger after her husband uttered his last words, "Go ahead and shoot me."
During a sentencing hearing, Elkhart Circuit Judge Terry Shewmaker said that while Baker may have suffered some mental illness, it was not enough to raise a defense.